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decades have gone to the people at the very, very top. and as sister simone said, i don't think americans want to live this way. and they offer three choices and say, which one is the kind of society that you'd like to live in and most people chose the even more egalitarian setup. i think the issue is that people don't really understand how divided the society has become. >> chrystia, when you look at this graph, it shows that income inequality has grown. 275% gain in incomes since 1979. the bottom, watch this, the bottom 20% have had only 18% in income gains. is it that we are in denial or is it that we are just unaware because this happened so recently to us? >> well, i think we are in denial and i also think, look, there is a very powerful rhetorical machine which has made it its business to tell people that this isn't a problem. the other thing, which i think had a really, really big impact, was up until the crisis of 2008, the country was flooded with cheap consumer credit and so even as people lower down the income distribution, we're really getting hammered as long as they could bo
for policy and he was and is ill suited to be the message. joining me now is sister simone campbell, catholic social justice group and organizer of the nuns to protest romney/ryan budget and how it would hurt the poor. sister campbell, thank you for coming on the show tonight. >> an honor to be with you, reverend. >> i found it rather shocking. he seemed to mention a few names and he has no idea about really how hard people work and the programs create dependence. that's not our experience. that's not what we know. i keep wishing he will complete the people we know. >> take a listen. >> wherever we are in live, rich or poor, black, brown, or white, american by chance or by choice, we are one nation. that is the promise of america. we can make it real in lives in the american, to all those americans we ask you to look at our because our cause is yours and yours is ours. >> but that contrast in the past where ryan talked, he spoke like he almost had disdain for the poor. listen to this. >> we could become a society where the net majority of americans are taker, not makers. 70% of americans want
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